Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is 3,210.
  • Health Care Social Workers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington earn an average of $64,820 per year or $31.17 per hour.
  • The percentage of Pennsylvania Health Care Social Workers who work in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is 100%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Health Care Social Workers who work in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is 2%.

Rankings for Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

  • Ranks #3 in Pennsylvania for salary and #1 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Pennsylvania for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #93 in the nation for salary and #56 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #6 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Pennsylvania

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $64,820 or $31.17 per hour which is 4% more than the Pennsylvania average salary of $61,990.

AveragePhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPennsylvania% Difference
Hourly Wage$31.17$29.804.60%
Annual Salary$64,820$61,9904.57%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $64,820 or $31.17 per hour which is 4% more than the U.S. average salary of $62,310.

AveragePhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonU.S.%
Hourly Wage$31.17$29.964.04%
Annual Salary$64,820$62,3104.03%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Health Care Social Workers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington earns an average annual salary of $63,394 which compares to the Pennsylvania average annual salary of $61,990. per year.

Cost-of-living in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is 2% higher than the Pennsylvania average, which means Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Pennsylvania average.

  • Pennsylvania average salary is $61,990.
  • Pennsylvania cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,540.
  • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington average salary is $64,820.
  • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington cost-of-living adjusted salary is $63,394.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington$64,820102.25%$63,394
Pennsylvania$61,99097.56%$63,540
U.S.$62,310$62,310
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, 50% of Health Care Social Workers earn between $49,940 and $76,970 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn more than $83,330, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Health Care Social Workers.

Approximately 10% of Health Care Social Workers earn under $43,960, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Health Care Social Workers.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year321Under $43,960
15%2 – 4 years482$43,960 – $49,940
25%5 – 9 years802$49,940 – $61,930
25%10 – 14 years802$61,930 – $76,970
15%15 – 20 years482$61,930 – $83,330
10%20+ years321Above $83,330
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $64,820, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Health Care Social Workers tend to earn less than Forensic Psychologists ($102,980), Psychology Teachers ($90,210), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($87,880), School Psychologists ($85,340), and Marriage and Family Therapists ($72,060).

However, Health Care Social Workers tend to earn more than Social Workers ($52,750), and Substance Abuse Counselors ($53,770).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$102,980
Psychology Teachers$90,210
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$87,880
School Psychologists$85,340
Marriage and Family Therapists$72,060
Health Care Social Workers$64,820
Substance Abuse Counselors$53,770
Social Workers$52,750
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Health Care Social Workers

The number of Health Care Social Workers currently employed in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is 3,210.

Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $64,820 per year or $31.17 per hour in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Health Care Social Workers earn an average of $63,394 per year or $30 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington are Forensic Psychologists($102,980), Psychology Teachers($90,210), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($87,880).


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